Video & Lecture Capture

Tips for creating and sharing and using the video ecosystem at WPI

ECE Professor Boosts Engagement with Creative Videos

ECE Professor Boosts Engagement with Creative Videos

Maqsood Mughal’s expertise with Open Broadcaster Suite (OBS), an open source software for creating and streaming videos, has been well-earned. After first hearing about the software during a KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) workshop in 2019, it again flew across his radar in 2020, during the Online Pedagogy Workshop. “Last summer, I took this online […]

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Creating Evergreen Videos

Filed in Video & Lecture Capture by on April 7, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Evergreen Videos

We all want our course videos to be “evergreen”. What does evergreen mean? It means to the extent possible, the video should stand the test of time. It should maximize its relevance. An evergreen video is one that you don’t have to perform surgery on every time a small detail changes. To make your educational […]

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Sharing Echo360 videos in a Page

Filed in Video & Lecture Capture by on March 28, 2021 0 Comments
Sharing Echo360 videos in a Page

Modules tend to be the focal point of course websites. Putting your content in modules enables students to proceed through your content step by step. If you want to share your course videos in a module, the best way to do so is to insert them in a page. By doing this, you keep the […]

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Editing Tools for WPI Producers

Filed in Video & Lecture Capture by on February 27, 2021 0 Comments
Editing Tools for WPI Producers

I hate to break it to you, but some of your footage is going to end up on the cutting room floor. There comes a point in every video-creator’s life when they have to cut some footage. Some footage you might say good riddance to, other footage you may just need to update. Here are […]

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Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

Filed in Accessibility, Video & Lecture Capture by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Creating Closed Captions with WPI’s Video Systems

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your […]

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Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

Sharing Echo360 link in Canvas Module

Echo360 users can share their videos in Canvas in a variety of ways. This post explains how to share your video in a Canvas module as an External URL item. First, we need to find the sharing feature and apply it to your video. One way of finding the video is to go to your […]

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Echo360-Zoom Connection

Echo360-Zoom Connection

The Echo360 – Zoom Connection For Echo360 users, or those who might become Echo360 users, here’s good news: your Zoom cloud recordings can be ingested by Echo360 and placed in your personal libraries and course sites. Why is this good? For starters, it allows you to keep all your video content in one place. You […]

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How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

How Transcripts and Captions Work in Echo360

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in the places of public accommodation – such as schools – and failing to transcribe or provide closed captions for your educational videos can be seen as a violation of the ADA. So transcripts and captions have legal significance. But beyond that, they help your students access your […]

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Flipping Video with OBS

Flipping Video with OBS

OBS – short for Open Broadcaster System – is an open source software for video streaming and recording. Downloads for OBS are available at obsproject.com.   OBS is free and works well on Windows, macOS and Linux systems. That being said, as an open source tool, there isn’t a customer support hotline you can call […]

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Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Filed in Video & Lecture Capture by on November 12, 2020 0 Comments
Reaching Viewers with Echo360

Greetings, WPI Producers! This post will cover how to get the videos you produce with Echo360 in front of your students. These videos can be produced in a classroom, at home with Echo360 Universal Capture or through the Echo360-Zoom integration. Three popular ways to share Echo360 videos with students are: Sharing as a Collection through […]

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